664-343 BC Egyptian Ushabti
from the Andy Garrison collection.
4-1/2" x 1".......................... $525
Made of Faience, (Material made from powdered quartz
and coated with a transparent, tin glazed blue or green glass).
Ushabtis were placed in tombs and were intended to act as servants for the deceased, should he/she be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife. Blessed by priests, they would magically come to life and offer their services to the deities.
St. Gallen, Swiss Canton
Obv: MOM NO CIVIT SAN
GALLENSIS, Bear left.
Rev: SOLI DEO OPT MAX LAVS
ET GLORIA, Crowned Imperial eagle............. SOLD
Fascinating provenance- This Swiss Thaler is from the collection of John Weibel, a Swiss national and member of the Royal Society of the arts, who spent his WWII years in London where his collection was accumulated. Previously featured by DNW in one of their London auctions.
c.1628-1700 Baldrick Buckle
HUGE Baldrick buckle, 7-1/4” x 6”,
(Pillar dollar for size reference)
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity…………… $350
The baldrick was a shoulder belt buckle
to secure swords, accessories, etc.
Famously associated with the likes of Caribbean
Pirates to hold their broadswords.
Ref: Handbook of English Costume in the 17th century
by Cunnington, C. Willett; Cunnington, Phillis
1700s Spanish Colonial
Brass Pendant from South America
Devotional to Archangel Gabriel
& Mother Mary.
These early bronze, devotional medallions are found
today on shipwrecks and in early South American
This is a scarcer, large type, 32mm x 37mm
plus suspension loop.............. $175
Ref: Pg. 53- "Artifacts of the Spanish Colonies of Florida & the Caribbean"
by Dr. Kathleen Deagan, curator & professor at Museum of Florida History.
1739 Admiral Vernon "He took Porto Bello
40mm Bronze Medal with six ships only"
Commemorating the Battle Nov. 22, 1739
of Porto Bello, Panama.
NGC graded XF-45.... $550
The harbor of Porto Bello, Panama was a Spanish stronghold and depository for the silver & gold coins/cobs being shipped from Potosi, Bolivia and Lima, Peru. The cobs were shipped up the western coast of South America and transported across the jungles of Panama to the port of Porto Bello. Once arrived, they awaited shipment via Spanish galleons to Havana, Cuba and then to Spain. Britain's Admiral Vernon took the Spanish stronghold on Nov. 22, 1739. It was celebrated as a great victory in England where these medals were struck. Admiral Vernon became a popular hero, and was himself commemorated in several places, perhaps most famously Mount Vernon, later the estate of George Washington. Washington's older, half brother and mentor, Lawrence Washington, served under Admiral Vernon during the capture of Porto Bello and Cartegena, Panama.
1795 Great Britain Mrs. Newsham
Middlesex, London "The White Negress"
1/2 Penny Conder Token exhibited by Thomas Hall
D&H # 317 at The House of Curiosities
NGC graded MS64 Brown..... $350 No. 10 City Road in London
Amelia Newsham, an albino enslaved woman, arrived in London having been sent from Jamaica as a present from her master to his son. She was sold on to two men who exhibited her at fairs throughout Britain.
Souvenir coins as this were struck with the likeness of the 'White Negress' and were also for sale. Mrs. Newsham continued to exhibit herself even after she married an Englishman, with whom she had six children.
Two Napoleon Medals
Left- Napoleon Campaign Medal
Presented in 1853 by Napoleon III to all
veterans of Napoleon's military campaigns
from 1792 to 1815.
Bronze 32mm x 50mm, plus extension loop................ $150
Right- 1840 St. Helene
Bronze Memorial Medal
Engraved by A. Bovy
Bust of Napoleon/Bird's eye view
of the monument on St. Helena.
Ref: Bramsen 1990............. SOLD